On view at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) through September 29, Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s traces the development of Rothko's work during the most critical decade of his career. Drawn primarily from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.—the largest repository of Rothko's work anywhere in the world—the exhibition includes many rarely seen paintings, drawings and watercolors.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host the exhibition Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation, October 6, 2013–January 20, 2014. The exhibition will feature 15 of Moran’s chromolithographs, multi-color prints, of Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountain region made for wide distribution to the public in an 1876 portfolio. Best known for his monumental landscapes, Moran created work that stirred the public’s fascination with the American West during the 19th century. Moran’s chromolithographs brought some of the first images of the West to a large American audience.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will celebrate the past, present and future of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art by honoring Jim Wallace, Tom Petrie and Henry Roath at its 33rd annual Collectors’ Choice fundraising gala on December 5, 2013. The glamorous affair is one of the museum’s largest fundraisers. This year’s funds will help support future acquisitions for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art.
Please note: The Denver Art Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
(Denver, Colo.) June 25, 2013 —Taking visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination, Nick Cave: Sojourn features approximately 40 new artworks including 24 new Soundsuits. Cave’s multi-sensory, immersive installation will transport visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound and movement.
Contemporary artist Nick Cave will transform the Civic Center Cultural Complex with a specially choreographed performance on July 19 at 8 p.m. Part of the City of Denver’s Biennial of the Americas celebration and in connection with Cave’s exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, HEARD•DAM will feature local performers, life-sized horse Soundsuits, music and movement in an electrifying and inspiring performance. Admission is free.
To celebrate the opening of Nick Cave: Sojourn, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present a community performance of epic proportions at Untitled #58 (Getup) on June 28. Cave’s Soundsuits are like sculptures for the human body, meticulously constructed of found objects such as buttons, twigs, stuffed animals and wigs. Cave, who trained professionally with Alvin Ailey, activates the Soundsuits through the movements of dance.
Spun: Adventures in Textiles, the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) newest exhibition, is on view through September 22. At the heart of Spun—a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets to an examination of how contemporary artists are working with fabric—is the museum’s new textile art galleries, debuting with the inaugural show Cover Story.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will break ground on a new staff office building in April 2013. The new 50,000-square foot structure will be located immediately west of the museum's Hamilton Building and directly south of the Clyfford Still Museum on property owned by the DAM that currently serves as a staff parking lot. Presently, more than 100 museum employees, including administration, curators and other staff, are housed in office space five blocks away at 14th Street and Tremont.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets to an examination of how contemporary artists are working with fabric in Spun: Adventures in Textile, on view May 19 through September 22. The museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries, debuting with the inaugural show Cover Story, are at the heart of this campus-wide event.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today a $1.75 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will continue the transformation of the museum’s textile art department. A grant of $1.5 million in the form of a challenge to be matched one-to-one within three years will help establish a $3 million endowment to support a full-time textile conservator. In addition to the endowed position, the grant will provide $250,000 for a fellowship in textile conservation.
Don't miss Denver's premier event for wine lovers—the 13th annual DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 12. The DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting, presented by Applejack Wine & Spirits, is a festive evening for anyone who savors and appreciates wine. Enjoy more than 300 wines from vintners around the world, helpful tasting guides and delicious hors d’oeuvres at this annual fundraising event.Tickets are $90 for museum members, $125 for nonmembers and $45 for designated drivers. First Taste tickets are available for an additional $35 per person.
WHAT: 12th Annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration
WHERE: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2013 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will present the exhibition Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s, June 23–September 29, 2013. Figure to Field highlights the artistic evolution of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century by showcasing works created in the critical decade of his formative development. Drawn primarily from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.—the largest repository of Rothko’s work anywhere in the world—the exhibition includes many paintings, drawings and watercolors rarely seen before.
Originally created for the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) site-specific exhibition Embrace!, Charles Sandison’s Chamber is again on view on level two of the Hamilton Building. The video installation uses computer-generated projections of light in dazzling fashion. In an otherwise dark room, multi-colored projections form words, symbols and abstract imagery dance across the raw surfaces of the walls. The Scottish artist’s paradoxical work employs 21st-century technology to evoke primal feelings of wonder and awe. Visitors can experience Chamber through April 14.
Get ready for one of the most impressive wine-tasting events in Colorado, DAM Uncorked. The 13th annual fundraiser will take place the second weekend in April at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Whether a seasoned sommelier or a curious novice, wine lovers will not want to miss the chance to taste more than 300 wines during the Wine Tasting on Friday, April 12. The DAM Uncorked Dinner & Auction on Saturday, April 13, includes silent and live auctions and a seated dinner.